Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More Wet Weather Coming/Drought Update/Favorite Thanksgiving Food

All is quiet in the tropical Atlantic and Pacific.

Upper low is lifting eastward from the central US to the Ohio Valley. This means that on Wednesday, there will be rain from the Ohio Valley to the east coast Carolinas. Also, look for some showers in the Pacific Northwest. Chilly for much of the country with highs only in the 40s for the northern Rockies and much of the midwest and northern New England. 70s across the southern states except 80s in Florida. Elsewhere highs will be in the 50s and 60s.

Houston is in line for another sunny, pleasant day. Tuesday morning was the chilliest so far this fall with lows of 39 in Sugar Land, Tomball, and Conroe...even colder in Angleton and Huntsville. There will be some more 30s early Wednesday with highs near 70. Slightly warmer and more humid on Thursday with rain Friday into Saturday. We'll have to keep an eye on the Trinity River...still has Flood Warnings and particularly troublesome are the problem areas near Liberty and Moss Bluff. This rain will be a combination of low pressure (not tropical) in the western Gulf and approaching upper trough. Could get 1 to 2 inches with some higher totals possible...especially coastal and southern counties. A cool and mostly cloudy Saturday with some sunshine Sunday. More rain returns on Tuesday.

Let's do food or comida, pronounced coh-MEE-dah. What is your favorite Thanksgiving comida? Voice your opinion in my new poll.

Food is a fascination for children and that is why in our award winning Volume 1 DVD of Let's Learn Spanish with Frank & Paco, we made sure to include a chapter about eating and drinking. There are also terms for family and home and play. We also recently released Volume 2 and that covers a child's day, body, and feelings. Order these 2 DVDs for Christmas gifts...they'll be entertained and educated. You can get them from www.frankandpaco.com, www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com (and in some Barnes and Noble stores), www.bestbuy.com and www.ebay.com.

My poll on favorite Sesame Street Characters is closed. Only one answer was allowed. Cookie Monster was the hands down favorite with 44% of the vote. Grover, Oscar, Big Bird, Snuffleupagus, and Ernie each came in with 11% of the vote. No one voted for Elmo, Bert, The Count or other. Only one vote was allowed. Thanks for participating.

By the way, I decided that Ernie is my favorite...love the way he gives Bert a hard time. But I give runner-up to Grover who was pushed aside when Elmo came along. Love that sophisticated humor with good ole Grover. And hey, does anyone remember Kermit being on Sesame Street? I do! What happened to poor Kermit?

Well, on to the next poll. This one is about your favorite Thanksgiving food...what is it? I hope I included your favorite on the list...if not, there are a couple options for other. Only one answer is allowed. Thanks in advance for participating.

The latest Drought report is good for most of Texas. Notice that while the Coastal Bend still has exceptional drought, the Drought Outlook calls for improvement into January of the new year. So, we shall see. Houston has definitely gotten out of drought mode. Now, if we can just avoid swinging the pendulum too far the other way.

Well, in the interim, enjoy Wednesday's beautiful weather!
Cecilia Sinclair
Wonder Weather Woman

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